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All The Stars Are Snowflakes is an inspirational, thought-provoking poetry book with poems featuring such topics as the total stillness and quiet of a snowfall, the impish antics of a busy squirrel, and always, the glory of God.Fr. Ralph Wright, who is a poet of great distinction, pens works that reflect his knowledge of and respect for…
The linguistic hopscotch of Czaga's poems about girlhood is often beautifully juxtaposed with feelings of menace or a first taste of smothering expectations-"She sits. She sips her bright pink fingers. / She slips into smart short haircuts, yes, / she does so, and does herself up just so." While her pin prick meditations on contemporary adulthood suggest a yearning for personal meaning and purpose on a larger scale-"I still wander, sometimes, / my coat closing the world out of my body, with pockets / full of garbage, with my slender steady want. I still / make the bed and at bedtime unmake it."
The irrepressible energy of the poems in For Your Safety Please Hold On, paired with their complex balancing act between light and dark, humour and melancholy, innocence and danger, make this collection an extraordinary first offering.